HCR Reaches Its First Birthday

Ijo Pona - harrogate blogger

All of us are happy with how things are panning out with Harrogate Community Radio. I am unsure if you remember last year’s post, marked the 1st August 2020, where I mention I have been bullied in to running a station with Allan & Stewart? Well, we have reached one year old and we are happy with progress.

Allan, Scooby, Karen and Kathryn and me met at Creao Studio to sip a few beers and pat each other on the back. The soundtrack was a mix we have made for the station – here it is:

I took the reigns for the first forty minutes and then Scooby took over – Cloüdbass was taking the last forty minutes. It is an eclectic mix of everything you would hear on the best radio in Harrogate. We try our best. One of the highlights about compiling it was that we managed to strong arm some of the local DJs in to producing a soundbite for the station’s party mix.

Harrogate Community Radio Logo

The day was passed with not too much kerfuffle and there was a good result in the end. It is times like this that I feel truly blessed with the friends I have made in the past few years. Scooby, Karen and Allan have always been there for me and Kathryn; they have seen me at my worst and they have helped celebrate my triumphs with me. We are thick as thieves and I am lucky to know them.

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By Andy B*

Ijo Pona is the Harrogate adventure blog written by a Funny Little Man. Andy is a freelance web designer in Harrogate and he is also a well-received sound artist and runs a mastering studio in Yorkshire. The Wire Magazine once described him as "... difficult to dislike." Still at my most enthusiastic and naive.

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